Feb 18th 2010 11:47AM Yeah, it'd be great if people paid attention.
Personally, I don't exactly hold much stock in what the International branch had to say in that message. The message sounds fairly shady (like most of the things UD corporate does), almost like they're trying to damage the game since they're no longer supporting it.
It's basically a waiting game until someone makes a actual announcement to what's going on.
Feb 13th 2010 10:54PM It'll definitely be interesting. Scourgewar and Naxxramas were *extremely* well done, in my opinion, and I doubt all the changes that came around with the announcement of Core in the last few weeks would've happened if they're just going to shelve the game.
My personal preference would be a partnership with Fantasy Flight (Blizzard *has* worked with them before with the board games) as a publisher. Maybe in LCG (Living Card Game) format?
(For those who are unaware of it, the LCG format's where instead of random boosters they have a monthly "pack" of 40-60 fixed cards. Costs usually around $10 for one, but you know exactly what cards you're getting.)
Feb 11th 2009 1:33AM That's quite impressive. Was wondering if we were going to see anything with that art again...
Nov 3rd 2008 11:04AM Makes me wonder why they took the whole "20% damage buff for a minute or two if you go the full duration without taking damage" off of it.
Oct 13th 2008 12:38PM First off, Penance doesn't have a 30s cooldown, it has a 10s one. Might've got it confused with it's range, which *is* 30 yards. It's still a bit of a pause, but you can use it a lot more often. It's a great "oh-crap" button when someone's getting low.
Second, Improved Inner Fire over the Silent Resolve? Maybe if you're PvPing, but Imp. Inner Fire I think really looks better when you can hit 71, and Inner Fire starts giving a 95-ish spell power buff. Threat *still* can be a bit of a problem.
Jul 6th 2008 6:48PM If you're referring to Guardians of Blizzard, I was under the impression that they used the Infernal model. Unless they changed them at one point.
Got a old screenshot of them.
May 22nd 2008 12:43PM There's a few other bits in the whole "Rebuilding of Stormwind" thing that should be mentioned. Running fully off of memory...
First, the Defias never actually were hired to help with the reconstruction. The majority of the people who were working on it were volunteers, and it was believed by everyone that they were volunteering as well. It's like if someone came over to your house, cut your lawn without asking, and then demanded money for it, even if you didn't want them to in the first place. It probably would've went over better if they had a actual contract in the beginning. Also, it probably didn't help that the city actually *was* broke, since they paid a ton to have all the best materials imported to re-build with. The nobles tried to compromise (which they didn't have to do in since they were legally right) by offering them all comfy high-ranking jobs with the city (remember the ex-Defias guy in the Town Hall that actually took the offer? He's apparently the smart one.), so that when taxes started re-filling the treasury, they would get at least something, but the Defias' greed wanted cash now.
Second, as I understand it, they weren't actually "exiled." They ran, since they basically aggro'd the entire city. Remember, 99% of the people working on the city reconstruction were working as volunteers. Say you're working in a soup kitchen as a volunteer, and someone else comes in, does the job, and demands to be paid a stupid amount of cash for filling up bowls. You'd be pissed at them, right? The entire city, not just the nobles, turned against them.
Feb 10th 2008 7:40PM A screenshot over at the PTR forums shows that it drops off Kael'thas.
Jan 8th 2008 12:03PM So, sorta like a smaller, Horde version of EMD then?
Good on 'em.
(EMD happened on US-Dark Iron, back in late 2006, to commemorate the removal of Dishonorable Kills from the honor system. It had about 550ish players, and 15 full raids, hammering all three cities at the same time. The server *may* have dropped under the load. Didn't drop any loot other than cranky server maintenance people.)
Jan 7th 2008 12:28PM No, he's not, really.
There's these things called "heroic instances." I hear they drop epics and those little things called "badges of justice" for people who can't raid. Sure, it's going to take a while to actually get the gear via that route, but it takes a long time to get the PvP rewards as well. And note that the PvP rewards from these outdoor arenas are often level 66 or below, so it's not like they're "OMG MUST HAVE".